Not so long ago, a popular assumption was that climate change was a problem for the distant future, and that being from the North—and away from rising seas—we might be less affected. But now, experience has proven that assumption wrong. The continued cycle of once unthinkable extreme weather events coupled with an ongoing global health crisis have confirmed that Minnesota and the Midwest are at serious risk—along with the rest of the world—and the time is now to act.
The climate crisis is more urgent than ever, and we need ambitious policies and investments that push Minnesota and the United States closer to a clean energy future. Fresh Energy has dedicated three decades to shaping and driving ambitious policy solutions in Minnesota and the Midwest, and we’re making progress. But it’s time to do more.
It’s clear that clean energy is the linchpin of any climate solution and with the help of supporters like you, Fresh Energy will enter the new year ready keep on tackling critical issues standing in the way of Minnesota’s clean energy future.
The time is now for us to:
- End the decades-long pattern of investing in and incentivizing fossil gas that threatens to lock Minnesota into an unsustainable gas-dependent future. Using fossil gas in our homes and business poses serious health and safety risks—and is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in Minnesota.
- Secure historic, unprecedented federal investments in clean energy, clean transportation, infrastructure, climate, and environmental justice. Bringing these resources to Minnesota will deliver meaningful local climate and equity-focused projects, promote family-supporting jobs, drive economic development in both rural and under-resourced communities, and spur innovation throughout all sectors of our economy.
- Build a future-proof electric grid that can handle extreme weather, increased demand to move away from fossil fuels, and our growing carbon-free electricity supply. Investments in the grid now will serve us generations into a clean energy economy.
- Push clean transportation to the next phase by advancing ambitious and equitable policies—from electric buses to zero-emissions medium and heavy-duty vehicles and everything in between—that will transform how we move our people and our goods in Minnesota.
We know the time is now, but we can’t do this work without your support. Join us today and together we will build on Fresh Energy’s three decades of ambitious, actionable, and equitable clean energy and climate progress in Minnesota.